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Chris Bischoff, managing director at venture capital firm General Catalyst, is no stranger to investing in an economic downturn.
The Great Recession occurred when he was managing director of technology and media investments at Goldman Sachs in the 2000s. With the current economic climate, Bischoff said the companies that prepare and hunker down will come out of it better and stronger. It’s his job as an investor and a board member for five different companies (Overjet, Aidoc, SWORD Health, Cityblock Health and VillageMD) to help them get there.
“This is the time where investors can really show their mettle,” Bischoff said. “And this is a time where I think you look around the table as an entrepreneur and say, ‘The people who I’ve got here will help me get through this.’ We hope to live up to that.”
Bischoff spoke with Digital Health Business & Technology about closing a new $670 million fund focused on health assurance, the no. 1 question founders should be prepared to answer when pitching General Catalyst and more. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
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